Tastemakers At Work
Really? Backroom negotiations for forcing yacht rock upon Music Club?Shame. SHAME!
sidenote: do you pronounce the “h” in homage?
Define yacht rock.
Yacht rock (originally the "West Coast Sound") is a broad music style and aesthetic identified with the soft rock genre. Yacht rock was one of the biggest genres of its era, existing between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Some of the music may overlap with smooth soul, smooth jazz, R&B, funk, and disco.[Common stylistic traits include high-quality production, clean vocals, and a focus on big-hearted melodies.
Dear Dr. Reed,I look forward to reading more of your excellent scholarly work in the near future on this MUCH-underappreciated topic.
MTP!!! (Motion to proceed)
No reply from my dear Scorpio brothers.
You realize the sole reason I ever joined Music Club was for the promise there'd be a Yacht Club theme... There may be little incentive for me to turn up at any other showing after this!
How's either August 24 or 31st?
Yahoo Yacht Rock. If we're looking at Thursday's the next one Pat and I are available for is September 14th. Can we wait till then?
This should be a fun theme to pick, but I bet I won't listen to it ever afterwards.
In related news, I cannot BELIEVE I missed this smooth jazz extravaganza: http://thekey.xpn.org/2017/08/14/chick-corea-bela-fleck-go-back-nature-longwood-gardens/
Are people around Labor Day weekend? Could we slap a Sunday night music club together?
We're around, but Pat and I are going to Bumbershoot on that Sunday.We could do Saturday the 2nd, Saturday the 9th, or Thursday the 14th.
I’ll be gone Labor Day weekend. I already have Thurs, Sept 14 marked on my calendar, but I will check to see if Sat, Sept 9 works, too.
The 14th I'm away so if it's not the 09th we going late Sept I fear... Is Friday the 01st an option or is that Bumbershoot / long weekend get away conflicts?
Ahoy! I can do the 1st or the 9th... whichever works for the crew. gb
I can do Saturday the 9th.
Yay! 09/09 it is!
I realize I’m not going to be able to go to the meeting Saturday. I regret not seeing you all on the 9th, but hope to see you soon. I will forward songs to Marcy because I can’t not participate simply because I’m absent.I really hate missing these. Sorry to be so misleading when I said, “I can do Saturday the 9th.” I didn’t mean for it to be a lie.Yachtly yours-Jim
We will reschedule. Yacht rock has been around 40years. We can wait a few more weeks.
You guys are sweet. Are you sure? I don’t want to ruin everybody’s Saturday night.
Sturgill Simpson @ Maymoor that night, sorry...
I've lost access to the MC master list? can someone share the google doc? Thanks!
I can't bear the thought of Yacht Rock MC w/out Jim, we should all be there! Let's reschedule. Back to a Thursday? How about the 21st or 28th?
I can do either date!
The 21st is no longer viable for me. Can we make the 28th work? Are my fears that MC is starting to lose it luster unfounded? Or are the nagging doubts that plague me true?
If something feels like it is going badly, then ignore it until the feeling goes away. That's in the constitution or the bible or something.Jim is good for the 28th. Everyone just calm the fuck down.
There's a chance I'll be away the 28th... I should know by the end of the week. Is that weekend an option? Do we need to institute a virtual MC?!
Sorry I panicked back there. Just feeling a little stressed. I’m completely calm now.If we went with that weekend, I would be up for that.
I have faith we can make this thing happen! How bout if I bribe you all with Manhattans? Or a yacht-ier beverage like a white wine cooler?
I was talking to Carol about Yacht Rock last night (as we apparently do now) and the only thing she could talk about was how the Yacht Driver probably wore a fun hat and wore white pants that made his butt look good while listening to these songs. I did not previously think I could be more skeptical of a genre of music than I already was of Yacht Rock. Carol proved me wrong.I suppose Manhattans stain white pants more than white wine coolers do. You know, when you hit those stormy seas and gale force winds.
When did Easy Listening change its name to Yacht Rock?
*the previous message was not intended as a compliment.
You know, I don’t think they are the same. Neither is Soft Rock. But I have not been great at telling the difference between any of them. I’m trying.
Yacht Rock is a subset of Soft Rock. Soft Rock can be from any time period but Yacht Rock is mid 70-s to early 80's. I also think horns and a certain bounce make a song sound yachty.
Confirming I'm definitely away the 28th... If that Saturday or the following week are an option we could do this thing! Let's rock out with our yachts out 😃
i can do that Saturday, Sept 30. Please.
I can host on the 30th. 3 down, 3 to go.
Exciting, right? Like Murder on the Orient Express, only good.
Okay kids, I'm attaching a spreadsheet. Put in what days do not work for you in September.https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BNE4saVXp1rz7bbox5imG9wC4XfaxkoBpE7rzFIJVhI/edit?usp=sharing
It is so weird to see people's schedules like that. Maybe this is what people do, but I'm just getting used to it. It is impressive how busy Deb and Pat are.
This seems spontaneous but does this Wednesday work?
Politi is the wildcard. Looks like he's been traveling via Instagram.
Pat and I could do Wednesday.
Jim reported Unavailable this Wed... By my calculations it's tomorrow or October. Talk about spontaneous! Could we really pull this off tomorrow?!
I think so! Have yacht, will rock!
I can do it tonight. Is it on?
I'm in but for the record (and this should not surprise anyone) I DO NOT LIKE SPONTANEOUS PLANS.Now to find some goddamn songs. See you tonight!
Pat - So I guess that means turning this into a yacht themed fancy dress party is OUT OF THE QUESTION?
I would encourage it for those of us who are not me!
Well I can't wait to see you all tonight whatever you may or may not be wearing 😃
I told Carol there may be dressing up involved with tonight and asked if she would like to join us tonight. She said yes.Can she come with me? Please say she can, because I already said she could. She seems to enjoy Yacht Rock.Can we have a veggie pizza option so she can eat as well?Let us know.
I told Carol there is an opportunity for dressing up tonight. She would like to come with me. Can she?BTW, I told her she could. If she comes, we would need a veggie pizza option. Let me know if I need to disappoint her.
The first one didn’t look like it went through. So I wrote again. Sorry for any confusion.
Is this everyone? Did Greg already say yes?This is super spontaneous. I’m all aquiver.
Such an active thread! Let's keep it going.Everyone request one ingredient for the pizza!
Anchovies!!!! (See, now you're glad I'm not there!)Miss you all!
Clams... I'm trying to stick with a nautical theme. Rum?
Does clam dip and potato chips count?
It has to be chocolate covered strawberries for dessert...
Rum! Why didn’t I think of that? Let me search my iTunes.How about songs with the word “ship” in them. "The Theme to the Courtship of Eddie’s Father” by Harry Nilsson and “Friendship” by Tenacious D and then one more.
Can it be chocolate covered cherries? I have some, as well as some chocolate with sea salt. It isn’t chocolate dipped strawberries, but on short notice what is?
I forgot how good “Friendship” by Tenacious D is. Maybe someday we do a theme of “Songs we wanted to bring, but it didn’t fit the theme we wanted to bring it for."
I'm not naming names, I'll just say there is a hearty precedent for songs being brought that don't fit the theme...
Why would I have 3 different versions of WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN, all by Bob Dylan? I wait, I know why. I need to purge someday.Someday.
Here's our yacht club playlist. Ms. Turner, your feedback would be greatly appreciated.https://open.spotify.com/user/m2mreed/playlist/6XoRa4D14RJ2dy9P58MllH
Was it just me, or was that the hardest theme ever?
Thanks for hosting a great MC Marcy. I was glad Carol was a special guest. See you all on October 26th for the next one. The theme is essentially "using only one line of lyrics, what's your favorite song" and then we play the song(s).
Dear Jim,Yes, yes it was. your friend, Greg
PS. Pat it wasn't the same without you.
The following songs have been unanimously given the YACHT ROCK SEAL OF APPROVAL!NameSo Into YouFooled Around And Fell In LoveBaker StreetHow LongPegWhat a Fool BelievesLowdownThunder IslandBarbadosLove Will Find a WayNights Are Forever Without YouStuck In The Middle With YouHello It's MeCouldn't Get It Right
I don't know what that means. You didn't call the the Yacht Rock Federation, did you? They were able to give unanimous authenticity that quickly? Well, they are surprisingly efficient.
Marcy sent me the Spotify playlist. You guys did well! Other than the obvious ANTI-yacht rock selections. Someone was just looking for attention. Barbados is the yacht-rockiest song that ever sailed.
Anyone who knows me will see that this woman is living my dream in every way:http://ew.com/books/2017/09/21/stephen-king-at-70-tananarive-due-on-rock-gods-and-monsters/
It's time for my annual Cognitive Psychology Music Club - they've picked their favorite songs! Enjoy!